Few types of forage can be successfully harvested for hay in the Southeastern United States. J. Agric. Dairy Sci., 88 (3): 994–1003, Denny, R. P. ; Mavedzenge, B. SCS-2006-13, Reis, R. A. ; Berchielli, T. T. ; Andrade, P. ; Moreira. The in vivo DM digestibility of Bermuda grass hay in horses ranged from 39 to 53% (LaCasha et al., 1999; Sponheimer et al., 2003; Eckert et al., 2010). Bermuda grass has an outstanding spreading ability, the stolons being able to grow more than 7.5 cm/day. University of Florida, IFAS, SS-AGR-183, Molina-Hernández, E. ; Nouel-Borges, G. ; Espejo-Díaz, M. ; Sánchez-Blanco, R., 2008. endstream endobj 36 0 obj<>stream On a nutrient basis generated from a 4-wk harvest interval, the annual digestible DM production from Tifton 85, is worth $851/acre if compared to soybean hulls at $125/ton. Res., 48 (2): 149–154, Stichler, C. ; Bade, D., 1996. Intake, digestibility and performance of steers fed diets containing Tifton-85 bermudagrass hays at different regrowth ages. Indian J. Anim. J. Agric. x�b```f`` Bermuda grass is a valuable fodder grass that can be grazed (it withstands heavy grazing) or used in cut-and-carry systems. SOILS A cultipacker or harrow is very helpful in establishing bermudagrass from seed. Z. ; Stead, J. W. A., 1980. If the horse is eating 1.5 percent of its body weight in coastal bermudagrass hay, it is eating approximately 6 kg of hay each day (400 X 0.015). J., 98 (3): 705-713, Castro, J. J. ; Bernard, J. K. ; Mullis, N. A. ; Eggleston, R. B., 2010. Pastos y Forrajes, 7 (3): 381-393, Alvim, M. J. ; Xavier, D. F. ; Botrel, M. de A. ; Martins, C. E., 1998. Pangola and coastal Bermuda hays. Green feeds for rabbits in West and Central Java. Pasture forages, supplementation rate, and stocking rate effects on dairy cow performance. The root system mostly develops within 0-25 cm depth but can go as deep as 70-80 cm in sandy soils. Sci., 19 (3): 249-256, Prawirodigdo, S., 1985. A better alternative is to steam hay If your horse develops a cough when fed dry hay it may be worth considering switching to HorseHage, Haylage or a similar equine product. Coastal vs. Tifton 85 Bermudagrass for Horses. '�e"�AV�ܡi�8�^1�X1i�.b�9��(����j�*�iXò�� =�*�&��EJ"��M�qm}�w6A;q$c���d�?� �w�h�����š����s��Q�60�gQ`Ήz��o�mDzV$E`��Ao��{n��0'�g�%�|A'N`乣�2��|F��(�۔z$=��M��"��d�y�O]B�d1Rw�Ê���z�L���������fzZO�I"FFc�x�,x Bj8�3 Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University System. Yield and nutritive value of florakirk bermudagrass [, Vilela, D. ; Alvim, M. J. ; Matos, L. L. de; Matiolli, J. In: Xandé A. et Alexandre G. (eds), Pâturages et alimentation des ruminants en zone tropicale humide, INRA Publications, Versailles, 401-410, Matlebyane, M. M. ; Ng’ambi, J. W. W. ; Aregheore, E. M, 2009. Bras. Breeding tropical and subtropical grasses. Other comparisons between hays showed that Bermuda grass hay was well accepted despite its relatively low DM digestibility (Coleman et al., 2003; Sponheimer et al., 2003). J. Anim. V�H����y�{�c�I�JŽdw��s�`{�>`A Fj�"�= ���M���qo_F &�7(�=�~4�`hviٌh�X���X���>i+���=��Li\�'�7Sb��|yq��o��#_�Ac���Ue�7�|4��!�����]�[���YU�����`�����wb`��er�whP�'(b��I�F(�@ Y/��9�#�'���J� Yield and nutritive value of forages grown under irrigated and non irrigated conditions. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/471 Last updated on October 20, 2015, 10:33, Feedipedia - Animal Feed Resources Information System - INRAE CIRAD AFZ and FAO © 2012-2020 | Copyright | Disclaimer | Editor login, Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value, English correction by Tim Smith (Animal Science consultant) and Hélène Thiollet (AFZ), Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), aerial part, fresh, Alfonso, A. ; Valdes, L. R. ; Duquesne, P, 1984. �V��)g�B�0�i�W��8#�8wթ��8_�٥ʨQ����Q�j@�&�A)/��g�>'K�� �t�;\�� ӥ$պF�ZUn����(4T�%)뫔�0C&�����Z��i���8��bx��E���B�;�����P���ӓ̹�A�om?�W= Fluctuations in hay yields of other forage crops affect the acreage of annual ryegrass planted from year to year, as more ryegrass is planted in poor hay production years. In Brazil, 150 to 250 kg of BW gain/ha/month was achievable during the summer season (Prohmann et al., 2004). Bermuda grass can be found at high altitudes: up to 2600 m in the tropics, and 4000 m in the Himalayas (Ecoport, 2012; FAO, 2012). Hybrid varieties are not able to produce seeds and are propagated vegetatively by sprigs (pieces of rhizomes) planted in the soil on a 90 cm grid. Forage bermudagrass: selection, establishment, and management. Bermuda grass is packed with healthy nutrients called flavonoids that possess antiulcer activity thus preventing against ulcers. In fertile varieties, dehulled seeds are sown on a well-prepared, fine bed. n�3ܣ�k�Gݯz=��[=��=�B�0FX'�+������t���G�,�}���/���Hh8�m�W�2p[����AiA��N�#8$X�?�A�KHI�{!7�. Careful consideration should be given to the hay quality that is either baled on the farm or bought. G. ; Valadares Filho; S. de C. ; Ribeiro, K. G. ; Garcia, R. ; Lana, R. de P., 2004. It helps in fighting against cold and also aids in reducing phlegm. Effects of nitrogen fertilization and harvest date on yield, digestibility, fiber, and protein fractions of tropical grasses. Kim, B. Hansen [1], J. Hansen [2], R. Dvorak [3], and T. van Kempen. Part X. Adaptable to cool, moist climates where it is sometimes grown in mixtures (especially with red clover), it is a late grass, usually sown in the Fall and can be stored after cutting. 1��ׂ�����b The mycotoxin risks associated to ergotism are negligible when forage is grazed or harvested before flowering, but the risk increases after seed heading (ISPB, 2011). FAO, Rome, Italy, Fike, J. H. ; Staples, C. R. ; Sollenberger, L. E. ; Macoon, B. ; Moore, J. E., 2003. ����x��.t��7ZM�d2m9�}�d3�����`�pyE��9��D.a�z��t�C�Q{��|m�j [i�3Ai Q��|5�d �{W���NY�iV'�� J. Anim. Effect of heat increment and level of dietary energy and environmental temperature on the performance of growing-finishing swine. I.B. Voluntary intake and dry matter digestibility of green fodders and tree leaves in New Zealand White rabbits. Bras. Bermuda grass is thought to have originated around the Indian Ocean Basin, from East Africa to India. 0 1986, No. DM yields are about 5-15 t/ha (FAO, 2012). Publ. Sci. J. Anim. Ojeda, F. ; Caceres, O. ; Luis, L. ; Esperance, M. ; Santana, H., 1989. Leaf blades are blue green, 2-20 cm long, and 2-6 mm wide, smooth on the lower surface and somewhat pubescent at the upper one (Cook et al., 2005). Maturity of coastal bermudagrass and alfalfa affects ruminal in situ and total tract dry matter and phosphorus disappearance in cannulated steers. �\s�#|a In: Sleper, D. A.; Asay, K. H.; Pedersen, J. F. Feed intake and digestion by Holstein steers fed warm or cool season grass hays with corn, dried molasses, or wheat middlings. ; Packer, I. U. ; Eastridge, M. L., 2008. Effects of protein and energy supplementation on growth, forage intake, forage digestion and nitrogen balance in meat goat kids. Rev. Nogueira Filho, J. C. M. ; Fondevila, M. ; Barrios Urdaneta, A. ; Gonzalez Ronquillo, M., 2000. From a nutritional angle, orchardgrass can be a worthwhile component in almost any horse-feeding … Bermuda grass hay included at 15 or 45% as the (almost) sole source of fibre in the replacement of rice hulls in a complete balanced diet did not alter the growth rate (Gierus et al., 1993; Gierus et al., 1997). Sci., 56 (5): 1105-1114, Cheeke, P. R., 1983. Most of the commercial Bermuda grass varieties are products of hybridization between Cynodon dactylon subspecies. The most popular choices for grasses to be utilized as horse hay are Timothy Grass and Orchard Grass making them the big two forage grasses. Prediction of dry matter intake based on ruminal degradation from milking cows grazing Coastcross Bermudagrass. Dairy Sci., 80 (8): 1656–1665, Williams, M. J. ; Hammond, A. C. ; Butts, W. T. ; Kunkle, W. E., 1989. Sci., 20 (3): 231-237, Jerez, I. ; Menchaca, M. A. ; Rivero, J. L., 1987. Zootec., 35 (3): 775-784. Trop. J. Anim. Typical chemical composition of fresh Bermuda grass is 9-16% protein, 45-85% NDF and 20-45% ADF (DM basis). Rev. Dairy Sci., 86 (4): 1268-81, Furlan, A. C. ; Scapinello, C. ; Moreira, A. C. ; Martins, E. N. ; Murakami, A. E. ; Jobim, C. C., 2004. Physiol. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, USA, Rakotondramana; Husson, O. ; Charpentier, H. ; Razanamparany, C. ; Andriantsilavo, M. ; Michellon, R. ; Moussa, N. ; Séguy, L., 2005. Sci., 30 (4): 434-440. Nitrogen fertilizer increases its tolerance to grazing. Sci., 85 (10): 2762-2771, Cruz, G. M. da ; Rodrigues, A. de A. ; Tullio, R. R. ; Alencar, M. M. de ; Alleoni, G. F. ; Oliveira, G. P. de, 2009. Comparative studies between some regression methods to predict carcass cuts in Soviet chinchilla bucks reared in Eastern India. . Tifton 85, one of the most popular hybrids, is taller and leafier than many of the others. Comparative evaluation of grasses for milk production. Les mycotoxines. Res., 67 (1): 1–6, Patterson, J. M. ; Lambert, B. D. ; Muir, J. P. ; Foote, A. P., 2009. Grassl., 29 (2): 111-114, Vishal Shah, 2010. B., 1991. B. T. ; Warpechowski, M. B. ; Riegel, R. E., 1993. J. Anim. Hay is highly recommended among all because of its maximum nutritional value. A comparison was made between a new tropical legume with potential for the horse industry, perennial peanut (Florigraze variety) hay, traditionally imported legume alfalfa hay, and two grass hays, Coastal Bermuda grass and Bahia grass. Global Invasive Species Database. Bermuda Grass Hay Analysis (average) Crude Protein – 7.0% – 10.0% Crude Fiber – 28% NSC – average of 12% (range 7% – 18%) DE, Mcal/Lb. Overseeding warm season grass sods, which is the most common approach to planting annual … Bras. Rabbit meat for the developing countries. J. Agric. Bras., 36 (3): 577-583, Alvim, M. J. ; Botrel, M de A. ; Rezende, H. ; Xavier, D. F., 2003. J. 1 (, Jerez, I. ; Menchaca, M. A. ; Rivero, J. L., 1986. Sci., 63 (3): 319-321, Cabral, L. da S. ; Valadares Filho, S. de C. ; Detmann, E. ; Zervoudakis, J. T. ; Veloso, R. G. ; Nunes, P. M. M., 2004. J. Anim. Dairy Sci., 74 (3): 1038-1046, Garcés-Yépez, P. ; Kunkle, W. E. ; Bates, D. B. ; Moore, J. E. ; Thatcher, W. W. ; Sollenberger, L. E., 1997. If a mature horse weighs 400 kg and is not exercising, maintaining his weight and body condition will require approximately 504 g of protein (according to recent NRC guidelines). In most areas, hay feeding will start around December and continue until green-up next spring, around April. Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon). Anim. The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation. 0000001580 00000 n In North Carolina, large scale pig production was carried out with pigs grazing mixed pastures of Bermuda grass and crab grass (Talbott et al., 2004). Oat hay Wheat hay Grass hay (cool season) Bermuda grass hay Teff^ hay Digestible Energy (Mcals) 1.2 .9 .9 .9 .9 .8 Crude Protein (%) 21.3 8.7 10.6 10.8 10.6 10.8 Acid Detergent Fiber (%) 30.3 37.4 36.9 39.0 35.6 40.2 Neutral Detergent Fiber (%) 38.7 58.8 60 63.2 … As long as there is adequate levels of the other essential elements it is no problem putting that much nitrogen out. With Holstein cows, current concentrate supplementation levels are 9, 6 and 3 kg/day in early, mid and late lactation, respectively, enabling a milk production ranging from 20-22 kg in early lactation to 10-12 kg in late lactation (Alvim et al., 2001; Vilela et al., 2002). Rev. Small Rumin. Bras. Rev. Bermuda grass is considered a medium quality forage. Voluntary DMI and average daily weight gain were 24% and 31% lower for Bermuda grass hay than for alfalfa hay, respectively. Feedipedia, a programme by INRAE, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Zootec., 30 (2): 573-580, Riojas-McCollister, A. V. ; Lambert, B. D. ; Muir, J. P., 2011. Nutritional value of coastal Bermuda grass in swine . Effect of different species and mixtures of pastures on milk production. Due to its limited digestibility and energy value, Bermuda grass is rarely fed alone to lactating dairy cows, particularly in early lactation and with Holstein cows. Of course, hay kept in storage for a long time will lose its field-fresh smell, but that will not affect its protein or energy nutritional value. Biotech., 8 (21): 5799-5806, van Kempen, T. A. T. G.; InBae Kim; van Heugten, E., 2002. J. Agric. There are many varieties of Bermuda grass. Unlike chemicals that are “chemically pure” and thus have a constant composition, feeds vary in their composition for many reasons.So what is the value of showing composition data for feeds? xref %%EOF J. Anim. Feed Sci. Intake and digestibility among Caucasian bluestem, big bluestem, and switchgrass compared with bermudagrass. TDN will be 11.04 lbs per day (24 lbs DMI x 0.46 hay % TDN) or 8.4 Mcal/d of NEm (24 DMI x 0.35 hay Mcal NEm). Carcass and meat quality traits of rabbits (, Gierus, M. ; Rocha, J. It is more adapted to tropical areas but is less winter hardy than other hybrids (Hancock et al., 2010). Effects of levels of nitrogen on the milk production of cows in coast-cross pasture. Milk yield, milk composition, eating behavior, and lamb performance of ewes fed diet containing soybean hulls replacing coastcross (, Ataide Junior, J. R. ; Pereira, O. G. ; Valadares Filho, S. de C. ; Garcia, R. ; Cecon, P. R. ; Alves, M. J. ; Moreira, A. L., 2001. Nutritional value of tropical forage crops grown in Cuba. Effects of groundnut stover or Bermudagrass hay supplementation to doe kids on winter hardwood range. It is as nutritious as timothy hay, and its value can be increased by growing it with a legume. Cow and calf performance on Coastal or Tifton 85 Bermudagrass pastures with aeschynomene creep-grazing paddocks. It should not be cut too late as its nutritive value (protein content) drops with maturity. Bermuda grass has shown promising ability to use swine wastewater rather than mineral N-fertilizer (Burns et al., 2009). The nutritional value of some tropical grasses. Timothy Hay Timothy Hay is 10% protein. Retired as a Texas Tech University emeritus professor, where he was a Horn Distinguished Professor and held the Thornton Endowed Chair, his current address is 3263 Spyglass Drive, Bellingham, Wash., 98226-4178. Capriola dactylon (L.) Kuntze, Cynodon coursii A. Camus, Cynodon dactylon var. Personal communication. Though Bermuda grass prefers deep, well-drained fertile soils, it can adapt to a wide range of soils including those that are relatively infertile, with a pH ranging from 4.3 to 8.4 (optimum > 5.5). Varieties of bermuda grass. Ciênc. Alfalfa as an alternative to bermudagrass for pastured stocker cattle systems in the Southern USA. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. The use of, Redmon, L. A., 2005. Intake and digestibility in cattle fed tropical forage based diets. An excellent way to plant seeded bermudagrass varieties is to (1) disk the field until the seedbed is prepared, (2) cultipack the field to World Animal Review, 39: 2-11, Packard, C. E. ; Muir, J. P. ; Wittie, R. D., 2007. Master's dissertation, University of Florida, FAO, 2012. It may be used for soil conservation (as a soil binder) and as lawn and turf grass (Ecocrop, 2012; Cook et al., 2005; Hanna, 1992). Pastos y Forrajes, 12 (3): 273-277, Cardoso, R. C. ; Paiva, P. C. de A. ; Vilela, D., 2008. 0000001614 00000 n B. ; Jobim, C. C. ; Cecato, U. ; Paris, W. ; Mouro, G. F., 2004. Sci., 13 (suppl): 214, Brake, A. C. ; Goetsch, A. L. ; Forster, L. A. Jr. ; Landis, K. M., 1989. Map provided by Discover Life. Agropec. Bermuda grass is one of the most grazing-resistant grasses and can withstand heavy grazing once established. Factors that can affect nutritional value include plant species in the hay, fertility of soil, harvesting methods (whether the hay was conditioned or crimped to dry faster and lose less leaves and nutrients during drying) and curing time. Orchard Grass Hay Facts & Myths. Under tropical humid climates, Bermuda grass is susceptible to ergot (Claviceps spp.) Sci., 54(1): 95-105, Coleman, S. W. ; Hart, S. P. ; Sahlu, T., 2004. J. Japan. J., 14 (7): 951-954, Bass, A. E. ; Philipp, D. ; Coffey, K. P. ; Caldwell, J. D. ; Rhein, R. T. ; Young, A. N. ; Coblentz, W. K., 2012. In India, 4-4.5 month-old pigs fed conventional feed and allowed to graze Cynodon dactylon, Stylosanthes humilis, Sehima nervosa and Heteropogon contortus for 3 hours per day had higher daily gain, higher body weight and better feed conversion efficiency than pigs fed the conventional feed only. Agron. Rev. In: Cherney, J. H.; Cherney, D. J. R. Using this schedule, the hay will have the highest possible protein-to-fiber ratio. 0000000516 00000 n Bras. 3. J. Anim. Harare, Zimbabwe; Department of Research and Specialist Services, Deshmukh, S. V.; Pathak, N. N., 1989. 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